Courts & Cases

An illustration of the proposed Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park issued by the Obama Foundation in 2017. A judge heard arguments today on a city motion to toss a parks advocacy group’s lawsuit that argues the project violates laws barring development in lakeside parks. – Obama Foundation via AP

Lawsuit means Obama center plan no sure thing

Odds may still favor the eventual construction of former President Barack Obama’s $500 million museum and library in a public park along Chicago’s lakeshore, but it’s no longer a sure thing in the face of a formidable legal challenge by a parks-advocacy group.

Lawsuit: Power outage at Brooklyn jail a ‘crisis’

A weeklong power failure at a federal detention center in New York City spawned a humanitarian crisis that left inmates shivering in the dark and without access to visitors on some of the coldest days of the year, advocates said in a lawsuit filed Monday.

Abortion case shows Roberts at court’s center

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. broke with the Supreme Court’s other conservative justices and his own voting record on abortion to block a Louisiana law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

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Old reasons didn’t block new defense

Relying on the “mend the hold” doctrine — as broadly articulated by the Illinois Supreme Court in 1912 — Izumi Saika and Mohammad Shakibai argued that Ocwen Loan Servicing should be barred from asserting a defense it did not mention before they sued the company for allegedly breaching a loan modification agreement.

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